ResCare has been awarded a national contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide personal and home health care to survivors of presidentially declared disasters in any of the states. ResCare would, in most cases, provide care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people who are elderly at FEMA-established shelters or in the individuals' homes. ResCare will offer personal assistance to people who ordinarily might receive the services from family members, friends, paid caregivers or volunteers who are not available at the shelter site.
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All Americans - including people with disabilities and seniors - should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions - rather than in nursing homes or other institutions.
The Obama administration and my department have long been committed to promoting community living and finding new mechanisms to help ensure that the supports people with disabilities and seniors need to live in the community are accessible.
On March 1, 2011, computer technology manufacturers, Tobii and Lenovo, publicly introduced the world's first integrated eye-controlled laptop. The fully functional prototype was manufactured by Lenovo, but uses Tobii technology. The Lenovo computer includes simple yet natural interfaces that should be easy for an average user to use. The Tobii technology allows the viewer to use his or her eyes to point, select, and scroll. The computer also can auto dim once through eye recognition to increase battery time.